Category Archives: Nouns

Remember, and Use, Your Able-ness!

Take a moment and evaluate your physical body. Can you use your arms? Check if you don’t think so. What about your legs? Fingers, toes, spine and back muscles? Are you breathing? Your brain works, because you’re reading these sentences. … Continue reading

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Friendly Commute Map!

Another update on the idea that our commutes should be pleasant and safe: A bike shop owner told me today about Cyclopath. This is an open source project based in the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities that provides bikers/non-car travelers … Continue reading

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Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest book Big Magic has an interesting premise. Gilbert uses the book as part love letter to creativity, part self-help book for creative endeavors, and part invitation to readers to live a creative life. She posits (without scientific tests, evidence, or studies, … Continue reading

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A New Commute

  My first experience living in a large city happened in Alexandria, Egypt, where I learned how to commute between apartment and university. I had transportation options other than the hour of walking: taxis, micros, and the iconic Alexandrian tram. After … Continue reading

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Shifting Attitudes toward Business

Working as a counselor for a business camp, I came face-to-face with clashing ideas of success and economic health.  While I understand that the for-profit sector comprises the majority of the US and global economy, I have actively avoid corporate America. I … Continue reading

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“Meaningful Experiences” Means What?

I have long thought of religion as necessary to having meaning. Many experiences in explicitly religious settings (e.g. worship services, rituals, church camps) have been powerful for myself or others present. A friend once explicitly connected meaningful experiences and religion when defining … Continue reading

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Wilderness Defined

I’ve been struggling with defining “wilderness” for at least three years now. I’ve fallen through on my promise to dive into the layers of meaning from nature authors, advocates for legal “wilderness” areas, or folks with whom I interact. I struggled … Continue reading

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